On Day One of the GUFC/GAA Summer Symposium (August 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), GUFC will present its Third Quarterly Program, “Continuing the Conversation: Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure.” This event will be a follow-up to our discussions on this topic last year. Has there been progress in the past year? Eric Kuehler of the US Forest Service will report on the latest research regarding trees and stormwater mitigation, and representatives from communities around metro Atlanta will report on issues and solutions – projects that they’ve completed that have addressed the stormwater issue and implemented trees, vegetation and greenspace as the answer.
Location: Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Registration: $40 GUFC and GAA members. $50 non-members. Lunch is included.
3.25 ISA CEUs. 3 SAF continuing forestry hours and a certificate of attendance for landscape architects and others available.
To register for this August 18th event, click on the orange button below:
The Georgia Arborist Association is presenting Day Two of the Summer Symposium, entitled “Tree Ordinances, Construction and Appraisal” at the same location on August 19. Receive a discounted rate to both days by signing up at Summer Symposium Day 2: Tree Ordinances, Construction, & Appraisal/.
Do you take care of trees on a college or university campus? Don’t miss the 2016 GUFC College Canopy Conference, scheduled for September 14 (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia. This historic college located at 110 Few Circle in Oxford, Georgia will host us as we hear talks on best management practices and campus management plans and choose from tours which include the Trees of the Oxford College Quad, Oxford’s famed Yarbrough Oak, and tree care on a construction project. This popular conference is a must for physical plant managers and crews, landscape directors, administrators, arborists, and others who are responsible for healthy campus urban forests. Meet your peers from other educational institutions, share projects, and gain new urban forestry knowledge and ideas. $50 to register. Lunch included. 5.5 ISA CEUs will be available. Register here.
Do you know someone deserving accolades for good work for the urban forest? Each year GUFC rewards individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and counties for outstanding work in protecting and enhancing our community trees. Each award recipient will receive a framed, limited-edition print of a painting commissioned solely for GUFC and will be honored on November 2 at our annual awards luncheon, held in conjunction with our statewide annual conference, this year at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.
APPLICANTS FOR 2016
The application, which includes Information on how to apply for the 2016 Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards, can be found here.
The latest issue of GUFC’s SHADE Magazine explores green infrastructure and the stormwater connection and so much more.
The 2016 issue of Shade magazine, “Urban and Community Forestry – Mother Nature Meets Metro Nature,” is available in both an electronic and printed issue. Get your electronic issue by clicking here. Informative articles include “Green Rx for Health,” “Coastal Georgia Brightens Its Green Spaces,” “How Does Your Garden Grow?” “Green Infrastructure and the Stormwater Connection,” Where to Find $$ Help,” Designing Healthy Parks, “Conservation Easements Preserve Land Legacies,”and other topics. Keep all issues of Shade magazine as handy reference guides.
2016 GUFC Annual Conference scheduled for November 2-3
Mark your calendars today for our Statewide Fall Annual Conference & Awards Program November 2 & 3 at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.
Paul D. Ries, Manager of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program for the Oregon Department of Forestry and Instructor and Director of the Graduate Certificate Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University, will lead us with talks on “The Power of Collective Impact in Urban Forestry.” We also enjoy talks by horticulturist and author Erica Glasener (“The Impulse of Why: A Passion for Trees”), the University of Georgia’s Dr. Kim Coder (“Ecological Renovation”) and other noted experts. Included in the conference are breakout sessions on related topics, offsite tours, and our Excellence in Urban Forestry awards luncheon. This annual event is also an enjoyable opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones who, like you, are concerned about maintaining Georgia’s green legacy and helping communities grow healthy trees and incorporate trees into their planning and growth. Registration is now open! See agenda here. CEUs will be available.
2016 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers